Newsmakers: Sunday, June 22

June 21, 2014 

• Aden George-Warren of Rock Hill graduated from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was presented with the Hebert B. Barks, Sr. Award. While at Baylor, George-Warren served as the head dormitory prefect in Probasco Hall, was on the student council, and was part of the Baylor admissions department’s Red Circle. He was also a varsity football player and rowed for the Baylor crew. The son of Wanda George-Warren and Stephen Warren, he will attend George Washington University.

• Morgan Brownfield and Jon Brownfield Jr., both of York; Jackson Hartley and Hannah Summer, both of Lake Wylie and Reagan Smith of Tega Cay will be honored June 19 as five of the 283 recipients of the Congressional Award Gold Medal – Congress’ highest award for youth. This annual event recognizes individuals that have dedicated hundreds of hours of service to their communities. The awards will be presented in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill.

• The York County Cattlemen’s Association awarded $2,500 scholarships to Henry Mitchell and Samantha Adkins.

Mitchell, son of Bill and Marie Mitchell of York, is attending Winthrop University, majoring in education.

Adkins, daughter of Tommy and Carolyn Adkins of Rock Hill, is attending Winthrop University, majoring in family consumer science.

•  Matthew Grenner, a student at Rock Hill High School, won fourth place in the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, sponsored annually by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. He was awarded a $1,500 college scholarship. A total of $21,000 in scholarships was awarded to eight high school students in this year. Grenner was sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary 2889, Rock Hill. His entry was a pen and ink piece titled “Bird’s Eye View.”

• In observance of Optimist International’s Respect for Law Month, Senior Trooper Charles William Ross II was recognized as an outstanding member of local law enforcement by the Central City Optimist Club. Trooper Ross is a three-year veteran of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, stationed at Troop 4/Post B York County.

• During the annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South Carolina, the following awards were announced for the W oman’s Club of Rock Hill’s contributions to their community and state.

Top Paw Award (President’s Special Project) Canine’s for Veteran’s – Public Issues Community Service Program

First place awards:

Community Service Programs: Arts, Conservation, Education, and International Outreach

Presidential Award - Top Paw for Contributions to Canines for Veterans

Rosemary Rivers Memorial Award - Best overall North Central District Project

State writing contest:

Adults: Joyce Vajda, poetry; Ellen Mayes, prayer

Youth: Davis Griffin, Category I; Grace Ellen Griffin, Category II; William Stewart, Category III; Rose Ann James, Category IV.

Second place awards: yearbook and scrapbook.

Kathie Walker was elected and installed as treasurer of the Women’s Clubs of South Carolina and Norma England was installed as the district president of the North Central District. Additionally, Karen Kaylor was appointed as the state home/life chairman, Ellen Mayes was appointed as the state legislative /policy chairman, and Shannon Smith was elected to fill one of the GFWC-SC board of trustee positions.

• Chester Finley High School class of 1964 celebrated its 50th anniversary with a picnic May 2 at Manchester Meadows soccer complex and a banquet May 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Those attending were Larry Brice Jr., Kater Wylie Cornwell, Ida McClurkin-Foster, Elvenia Robbins-Worthy, Bobby Land, James Mayfield Jr., Columbus Pendergass, Charlie M. Robinson, Eugene Worthy, the Rev. Charles Sanders, Talford Crank, Elnora Crank-Feaster, Willie Mamie Johnson, Mamie McCullough-Able, Magdalene Bell-Stringfellow, Jeanette Jones-Glenn, Reverend Charlie Stringfellow and Maggie Jane Wright.

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